STAFF from a Midlands law firm will be swapping their day roles for hiking boots and aerodynamic lycra to raise more than £10,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Solicitors and legal support staff from Talbots Law – which has offices in Stourbridge, Dudley, Halesowen and Kidderminster – will be climbing Snowdown, England and Wales’ largest mountain, in July, whilst a team of directors will be tackling a mammoth London to Paris bike ride in September.

The two challenges were announced at the firm’s quarterly Breakfast Club, an informal networking event that attracts over 70 professionals and local businesses to Hagley Hall.

Mary Mocklow, chief executive of Talbots, said: “We are looking to raise more than £30,000 in 2018 and have already donated £10,000 to get the fundraising off to a great start.

“The charity has supported a number of our staff so it’s a cause close to our heart and everyone is getting involved with activities, ranging from running marathons and entertaining children whilst they wait for their appointments through to taking part in the Big Bandage Day.”

She added: “Our largest team effort is still to come with over 40 employees looking to raise £6,000 by climbing 1085 meters to the top of Snowdown. It’s fair to say that this is a big, big challenge for some of our staff.”

Talbots Law’s cycling team will start off from Crystal Palace in London, before cycling through Kent to Dover. From there they will get the ferry to Calais and then continue the journey through Abbeville, Beauvais and on to Paris over the course of four days in total.

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Kirsty White, corporate fundraising officer at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said: “We are truly thankful for all of the hard work Talbots Law are putting into raising such a fantastic amount of money for our patients.

“The funds they will raise will go a long way to making a huge difference to the lives of our brave children and their families as we continue our plans to improve our facilities – enabling us to treat even more children from Birmingham, the West Midlands and around the country.”